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A collection of public domain World War II books, radio broadcasts, V-discs, films, and other ephemera. Curated by a librarian. Thanks for the support & please consider donating to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or the Internet Archive (so that others can enjoy this WWII Archive in the future).



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TM 10-412 Army Recipes 1944-08-15 CONTENTS Paragraph Section 1. Introduction 1-4 2. Beverages 5 3. Breads 6-7 4. Cakes and cookies 8-10 5. Breakfast cereals 11 6. Desserts 12 7. Eggs 13 8. Fish 14 9. Fritters and croquettes 15 10. Fruits 16-17 11. Macaroni, spaghetti, noodles, and rice 18 12. Meat 19 13. Pies 20-21 14. Salads 22-23 15. Sandwiches 24 16. Sauces 25 17. Soups 26 18. Vegetables 27-28 19. Miscellaneous 29-31 Index 245 Digitized by Google.
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, Cooking for military personnel, Field Manual,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Academy Award-nominated documentary, which shows the 21st Bombing Command and its role in the B-29 bombing of Japan and the Pacific Theater of Operations (PTO). As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War II, WWII In Color, Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima-shi (Japan) -- History -- Bombardment, 1945,...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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Army Air Forces film # TF 1-3711 "Covers the invasion of Normandy when 13,000 combat troops landed behind German lines in 2 hours; & footage of both the 82nd & 101st Airborne units in action. Also included is official RAF Combat footage of Normandy battle from the Air." Goes into great detail about the glider and Troop Carrier plans for ferrying airborne troops and materiel. Sounds like Orson Welles narrating?   National Archives Identifier: 6981972 As always, any error or...
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy, Douglas DC-3 (Transport Plane), IX Troop...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1943 Walt Disney produced this short film about vaccination for the now-defunct US Government Agency "Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, Health For The Americas, Public Hygiene, World War II, Public Health,...
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A romance set in NYC's Stage Door Canteen for WWII service members. Features dozens of cameos: Aline MacMahon, Gypsy Rose Lee, Alan Mowbray, Harry J. Wild, Sol Lesser, William Terry, Lucile Gleason, Elliott Nugent, Bert Lytell, Ethel Waters, Margaret Early, Julie Conway, Helen Menken, Sunset Carson, Judith Anderson, Henry Armetta, Trudy Erwin, Katharine Cornell, Count Basie and His Orchestra, Lina Romay, Count Basie, Dorothea Kent, Frank Borzage, Pat Flaherty, Benny Goodman Orchestra, Yehudi...
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Topics: WWII, World War II, American Theatre Wing, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945, Swing,...
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TM 30-541 Japanese Military Dictionary 1944-08-29 CONTENTS Page Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary - vi Part I — Japanese-English Part II — English-Japanese 246 Appendix I — Table of Ranks 599 Appendix II — Weights and Measures 601 Appendix III — Gazetteer 607 Appendix IV — Japanese Years 613 Appendix V — Numbers 614 Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, Japan. -- Armed Forces -- Dictionaries, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, Technical Manual,...
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by War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations
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War Department Bureau of Public Relations film # BPR 1182, Mussolini Is Executed . Silent very graphic footage. National Archives  description: "Shows a crowd of Italian Communist partisans; closeups of the corpses of Mussolini, his mistress Clara Petacci, and other Italian Fascists hanging head down from overhead beams; the crowd jeering Mussolini's picture; and closeups of the bloody features of Mussolini and Clara Petacci." National Archives Identifier: 13738 As always, any error...
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Topics: War Department: Bureau Of Public Relations, Assassination, Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945, Fascism --...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney made this short film for the U.S. War Production Board (a now-defunct agency of the federal government during WWII). It stresses the importance of saving waste fats, which are made into explosives, for the war effort. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: World War, 1939-1945, World War II: Homefront, World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Caricatures...
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by Warner Brothers Studios
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Technicolor dramatized recruiting short made by WB for the U.S. Navy. Film is also known as "Anchors Aweigh." Follows 3 recruits through boot camp in San Diego. It stars George Reeves and "Dennis the Menace's dad." As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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Topics: US Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Recruiting & enlistment, Deuteranopia, World War, 1939-1945,...
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by Blakeley, Harold Whittle, 1893-1966
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The 32d Infantry Division in World War II Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
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TM 30-544 Russian Military Dictionary: English-Russian, Russian-English 1945-01-15. CONTENTS Foreword iii Abbreviations Used in This Dictionary vi Part I — English-Russian 1 Part II — Russian-English 173 Appendixes: I. Military Abbreviations of the U.S.S.R 437 II. Symbols Used in Ballistics 459 III. Abbreviations Used on Intelligence Maps to Indicate Various Sources of Information 466 IV. Numbers 467 V. Weights and Measures 469 VI. Money Table 473 VII. Territorial and Administrative...
Topics: Technical Manual, Field Manual, WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Russian language -- Dictionaries --...
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by United States. Army Air Forces
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National Archives description "MS Patients: Hideko and Takao Irie, Mother and Child. Establishing shot 3/4 view showing mother with child strapped in position at time of blast. The mother's face and entire body was burned while only the child's legs, which were protruding, were burned. The mother's body protected the rest of the child, including it's face and body. MC Same as above, closer shot of face of mother and child. MS Showing child behind face of mother and straps in their position...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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WWII 1943 Walt Disney animated short about Hitler Youth. Features book burning, anti-Catholic persecution, Nazi indoctrination, etc. Disney produced this under contract with the U.S. Government. See this article in Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=ZVEEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's...
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Topics: WWII, RKO Radio Pictures, World War, 1939-1945, World War II, National Socialism And Youth, Walt...
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Battlefield The Battle For Normandy
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
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by Walt Disney Studios
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Stop That Tank! (AKA Boys Anti-Tank Rifle) Disney created this 1942 training film for the Canadian government. Article in Popular Science: http://books.google.com/books?id=NycDAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA62#v=onepage&q&f=true and Life Magazine http://books.google.com/books?id=iU4EAAAAMBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA61#v=onepage&q&f=true As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider...
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Topics: WWII, Boys anti-tank rifle, World War, 1939-1945, Training Film, Mark I, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Department of the Army
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PAM 672-1 Unit Citation and Campaign Participation Credit Register 1961-07-06 "This pamphlet is published to assist commanders and personnel officers in determining or establishing the eligibility of individual members for campaign participation credit, assault landing credit, unit distinguished Unit Citation, Meritorious Unit Core citation emblems, and occupation duty credit for World War II and for the Korean War." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections)...
Topics: Korean War, 1950-1953, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, United States. Army, US...
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The Ninth Marines, A Brief History Of The Ninth Marine Regiment, With Lists Of The Officers And Men Who Served From Organization To Disbandment, 1942-1945 CONTENTS Preface by Colonel Howard N. Kenyon 7 Presidential Citation of Ninth Marines 10 General A. A. Vandegrift 13 Major General Allen Hal Turnage 17 Major General Graves B. Erskine 21 Brigadier General William Edward Riley 25 Chapter 1 Organization and Initial Training 29 Chapter 2 The Battle for Bougainville 41 Chapter 3 The Battle for...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental histories -- United States -- Marine Corps. 9th Regiment,...
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by Quartermaster General
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TM 10-405 The Army Cook 1942-04-24 Chapter 1. Fundamentals. Section I. General 1-4 II. Elements of nutrition 5-12 III. Foods 13-50 IV. Practice of cooking 51-65 V. Rations 66-69 VI. Kitchen management 70-75 VII. Field cooking 76-82 Chapter 2. Recipes. Section I. General 83-84 II. List of recipes. Breakfast dishes (1 to 13) 147 Soups (14 to 45) 157 Meat dishes (46 to 120) 164 Gravies and sauces (121 to 135) 184 Fish and seafood dishes (136 to 142) 187 Vegetable dishes (143 to 211) 189 Deserts...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
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National Archives  description: "Reel 1 shows airplanes in flight; a Polish newspaper; a parade of Polish cavalry units; and Polish planes, armored units, and tanks. Maps illustrate Poland's presumed expansionist tendencies which include the conquest of Germany. Crowds in Danzig listen to a Nazi orator. German-Danzig troops patrol and construct wire obstacles. Shows German flags and symbols on Danzig buildings, German troops, German warships, and German planes on the ground. Includes a...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, National Socialism, World War II, Newsreel, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Army. 3rd Division; Taggart, Donald G. (Donald Gilbert)
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CONTENTS PREFACE xxi ACKNOWLEDGMENTS xxiii I. PREPARATION FOR WAR "Coming Events Cast Their Shadows Before"; We Prepare for the Showdown 3 II. CASABLANCA We Storm the Beaches of North Africa and Capture a White- Walled City 13 III. NORTH AFRICAN INTERLUDE We Learn the "Truscott Trot" and Prepare to Invade Sicily 37 IV. SICILY "In Which We Carve Our Name" 51 V. SOUTHERN ITALY We Battle in the Craggy Apennines 79 VI. ANZIO 1. The First Battle of Cisterna di Littoria...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories --...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4660.  National Archives  description: "1) GV 5" gun fires, taken from inside 5" casemate. 2) MS TBF approaches, drops message. 3) MS Officer on bridge, watches bombardment. 4) MS Man signals, semaphore  5.) MS Men lounge, play cards on deck. 6) GV USS IDAHO framed by 16" guns & man. 7) GV Shells burst on beach. 8) GV OS2U lands, taxis, hoisted aboard. 9) MS Men on deck watch bombardment. 10) MS Men in chow line on deck." ...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Avenger (Fighter Plane), United...
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by United States. War Department
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National Archives  description: "1) CU Japanese flag flying. 2) MCU Picture of nine men, attacking Pearl Harbor by two-men suicide subs. 3) MCU Mottos and letters written by the two-men suicide sub crew. 4) CU Cherry blossoms. 5) LA MLS PAN Cherry tree; roof of shrine in FG. 6) MLS Shrine. 7) MLS Several Japanese DDs underway. 8) HA MS Japanese marines in combat uniform standing in formation on deck; several officers reviewing them. G. 9) MCU Same officers. 10) MLS Two-wing Japanese...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Newsreel, World War II, Japanese Armed Forces, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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Air Air Forces Manual 51-127-1. RESTRICTED This manual is the text for your training as a P-38 pilot. The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your duties as a pilot ore, how each duty will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army Air Forces, World War II, Flight Training,...
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D-Day Great Crusade
Topics: WWII, World War II
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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TM E 30-420 Handbook on the Italian Military Forces 1943-08-03. TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword 1-5 1 CHAPTER 1. Introduction: Section I. Distinctive Branches, or Specialties 6-11 5 II. Semimilitary Forces 12-19 7 CHAPTER 2. Recruitment and Mobilization: Section I. System of Conscription and Mobilization 20-27 18 II. Professional Cadre and Officers 28-30 28 III. Training, Efficiency, and Morale 31-35 30 IV. Pay and Emoluments 30-38 37 CHAPTER 3. Organization: Section I. Command and Staff 39-44 39...
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Topics: WWII, Technical Manual, Field Manual, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Italy, World War,...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4270.  Not mentioned in description below is a cake with the words "A Jungle Plus Coconut Tree Equals Jap So Keep Your Eyes Open" National Archives description: "1) MS Chaplain holds Mass aboard AP -SV. 2) MS Is., LCPs lay to, BB shells Is. 3) CU Men in LCP, LVTA moves in, BB BG shells Is. -SV. 4) LS SBDs dive-bomb Is., explosions. 5) GV Marines advance, wreckage, dead Japanese camouflaged Marines, duck mascot -SV. [actual duck] 6) GV Bulldozer...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Tarawa, Battle Of, Kiribati, 1943,...
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by United States. Office of Strategic Services
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January 17, 1944. "This information is to characterize simple sabotage, to outline its possible effects, and to present suggestions for inciting and executing it." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
Topics: OSS, Sabotage, Guerrilla warfare -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, WWII, Counterinsurgency -- Handbooks,...
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by United States. War Department. Military Intelligence Service
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MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 12 German Military Abbreviations, April 12, 1943 "Perhaps to a greater extent than any other army, the German Armed Forces employ military abbreviations on their maps and charts, on task force tables of organization, on direction and location sign posts in combat zones, on field orders, and, in short, in every case where abbreviations may possibly be used. These abbreviations are often used in connection with...
Topics: Special Series, WWII, World War II, World War, 1939-1945, Field Manual, United States. Army,...
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by United States. Army. 94th Division; Byrnes, Laurence G., 1919- ed
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CONTENTS DIVISION COMMANDER'S MESSAGE xi FOREWORD xiii PART ONE: THE UNITED STATES Chapter 1: IN THE BEGINNING 1 PART TWO: THE UNITED KINGDOM Chapter 2: AT SEA 10 Chapter 3: WILTSHIRE COUNTY 13 PART THREE: FRANCE Chapter 4: THE SITUATION 18 Chapter 5: CROSSING AND COMMITMENT 23 Chapter 6: THE POCKETS 27 Chapter 7: THE FFI 33 Chapter 8: OPERATIONS IN BRITTANY 38 Chapter 9: POW EXCHANGES 57 Chapter 10: THE BRETONS 65 Chapter 11: ADIEU 69 PART FOUR: GERMANY: THE SAAR-MOSELLE TRIANGLE Chapter 12:...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental...
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by Greenwald, Robert J; United States. Army. Forces in the European Theater. Office of the Theater Historian; United States. Army. European Theater of Operations. Office of the Theater Historian
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"Presented in this volume are command and staff rosters, composition of divisions, attachments and detachments, assignments and attachments to higher units, command post locations, and pertinent statistics. With some exception, the material presented for each division dates from its arrival in the European Theater to the end of hostilities on May 9, 1945. For units arriving from the North African Theater, the record begins on August 15, 1944, the date of the invasion of southern France....
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Europe, United States. -- Army -- Organization, United States....
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by United States. Adjutant-General's Office
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"This is the first of a series of three publications dealing with World War II APOs. This particular list shows the APOs in numerical order with their geographical location." See also: Alphabetical Listing of APO's, January 1942 - November 1947 (1949)
Topics: United States. -- Armed Forces -- Postal service, Post office stations and branches -- United...
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by United States. War Department
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Handbook On German Army Identification 1943-04-03 "THIS HANDBOOK was prepared at the Military Intelligence Training Center, Camp Ritchie, Maryland, and is designed to provide a ready reference manual for intelligence personnel in combat operations. The need for such a manual was so pressing that some errors and omissions are anticipated in the current edition. Any suggestions as to additions, or errors noted, should be reported directly to the Commandant, Military Intelligence Training...
Topics: World War II, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Field...
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by United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 2nd
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Digitized by Google.
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories --...
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National Archives  description:  "AVH SBD passes, smoke col. on shore BG. AVO-Pan Air strip, craters,grounded Japanese planes, bomb bursts-SV. AVH-Pan smoke col. on & near bombed strip. AVO-Pan bombed strip, craters near shore." National Archives Identifier: 76164   As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
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Other sources have labeled this footage as from Tarawa. United States Naval Photographic Center film #10887  National Archives description "1) LS Large explosions on island as planes drop bombs (SV). 2) LS Small bulldozer pushing up sand along water's edge; LST-482, background, bow on beach, LCVP, jungle camouflaged, alongside. 3) MLS Bulldozer off-loading from LST. 4) HA MLS Bulldozer pushing sand up ramp of LCT, which is loaded with heavy equipment. 5) CU Bulldozer underway past LST. 6)...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS LST-482, United States. Marine...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #11742  National Archives description "1) CU Aviation ordnanceman loading 50 cal. machine gun magazine.2) MS Many aviation ordnancemen loading 50 cal. machine gun.3) MStoCU Destroyer coming alongside.4) MS to CU Transfer of supplies while underway.5) CU Barber shop.6) CU F6F (Cougar) landing and flipping over; several other aircraft approach for landing and flips over (SV).7) AV Smoke columns rising from shore bombing.8) CU Plane captain...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Hellcat (Fighter Plane), World War,...
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TM 30-250 Military Dictionary Part I. English--Spanish, Part II. Spanish--English 1941 Digitized by Google.
Topics: Technical Manual, Spanish language -- Dictionaries -- English, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks,...
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Naval Photographic Center film #4749. National Archives  description:  "1) GV Large smoke columns rise from Is. 2) GV Plane dive bombs Is., bombs burst. 3) GV MS DD bombards Is., Is. BG. 4) GV LCIs (LCS) underway, firing-SV. 5) GV Many incendiaries burn on beach.6) LS Plane dives, passes over target. 7) MS AGC APPALACHIAN. 8) HS LCI (LCS) alongside, takes on 40MM ammo. from BB, rocket launchers BG-SV."  National Archives Identifier: 77211   As always, any error or typo is mine...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS Appalachian (AGC-1), World War,...
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by United States. Navy
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National Archives  description:  "Japanese soldiers kill and torture Chinese. The dead are thrown on trucks and buried. Shows dead Japanese soldiers and explains that war production and war bonds help deal justice to the enemies and contribute to victory." National Archives Identifier: 11810 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945, World War II, War Bonds, World War,...
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Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations. AKA Order of battle of the United States Army ground forces in World War II: Pacific Theater of operations, administrative and logistical commands, armies, corps, and divisions. "This volume is concerned with the organization and disposition of United States Army ground forces that opposed the Japanese during World War II. The area covered includes Alaska, the islands of the central and...
Topics: United States. Army, US Army, United States. -- Army -- Organization, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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by United States. War Dept
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DA PAM 21-30 Our Red Army Ally 1945-04-23. "TO THE AMERICAN SOLDIER — The purpose of the first part of this booklet is to introduce you to the Red Army soldier — the everyday "G.I." of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. You have heard and read a lot about him, now you are seeing and meeting him personally. He is your friend. He is your ally. He has fought hard in this war, just as you have, to bring about a United Nations victory. The meeting of troops of the United...
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Topics: DA pam, Soviet Union. -- Armed Forces, Department of the Army Pamphlet, World War, 1939-1945, World...
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by United States. War Department; United States. Army. Ordnance Department
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STANDARD MILITARY MOTOR VEHICLES CONTENTS Introduction and explanation of terminology 3 Classification 4 Section I. Amphibians and landing vehicles 6-15 II. Armored cars 16-23 III. Scout cars 24-25 IV. Cargo and personnel carriers 26-45 V. Self-propelled artillery 46-87 VI. Tanks 88-125 VII. Tank transport and recovery vehicles 126-135 VIII. Trucks Truck, 1/4 -ton, 4x4 through Truck, 1 1/2-ton, 4x2 136-191 Truck, 1 1/2-ton, 4x4 through Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6x4 192-237 Truck, 2 1/2-ton, 6x6...
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Topics: WWII, United States. Army, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, manuals, etc,...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4659. National Archives  description:  "1) GV Cruiser underway (scenic shot).2) GV Dive bombers & SB2C bomb beach.3) LS USS PENNSYLVANIA bombards Is.4) GV Smoke columns rise from Is.5) GV 40MM tracers strafe floating oil drums.6) MS Shells explode on Arati Pt." National Archives Identifier: 77180 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Iwo Jima, Battle Of, Japan, 1945,...
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by United States. Army. Infantry Division, 77th
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To Those Who Did Not Return They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn, To the going down of sun and in the morning We shall remember them. Lawrence Bryan Digitized by Google CONTENTS FOREWORD by General Bruce ix THOSE WHO HANDED US THE TORCH 1 PART I. BUILDING A COMBAT DIVISION 7 Chapter 1. Activation and Training 9 Chapter 2. Louisiana Maneuvers 26 Chapter 3. The Sands of Hyder 29 Chapter 4. From West Virginia to Chesapeake Bay ... 36...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Regimental Histories -- United States, United States. Army, World...
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by United States. Bureau of ships; United States. Bureau of naval personnel. [from old catalog]
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CONTENTS Chapter 1. Troubles: Their Symptoms and Their Causes A. General Trouble Shooting Procedure 1A1. Recognizing and locating troubles B. Engine Fails to Start 1B1. Engine will not crank but can be barred over 1B2. Engine cannot be cranked and cannot be 1B3. C. Unusual or Erratic Operation 1C1. 1C2. Engine stops suddenly 1C3. Engine overspeeds 1C4. Engine will not carry load (loss of power). 1C5. Engine will not shut off 1C6. 1C7. 1C8. Cylinder safety valves pop frequently during engine...
Topics: NAVPERS, Diesel motor -- Maintenance and repair -- Handbooks, manuals, etc., United States. Navy,...
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by U.S. Army Air Forces. Office of Flying Safety
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"This manual is the text for your training as a B-25 pilot and airplane commander. The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your pilot duties are, how each will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed. The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training checklist and working handbook....
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by United States. War Department
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TM 30-611 Japanese Phrase Book 1944-02-28 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. EMERGENCY EXPRESSIONS 2 Asking Help 2 Warnings 6 Commands 8 2. GENERAL EXPRESSIONS 12 Greetings 12 Getting Information 16 Questions About an Individual 22 Rank 26 Organization and Specialty 28 8. PERSONAL NEEDS 86 Food and Drink 36 Lodging 46 Medical Aid 50 Buying and Personal Services 56 4. LOCATION AND TERRAIN 70 Location 70 Distance 74 Nature of Terrain 76 6. ROADS AND TRANSPORTATION 80 Roads and Bridges 80 Railroads, Busses,...
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by United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4658. National Archives description: "1) MS Muzzles 14" guns fire, bombardment of Guam.2) HS-CU 5" guns bombard Is.-SV.3) HS OS2U catapulted from BB. 14" guns, FG.4) MS Shells burst on shore-SV.5) LS Town of Agana under bombardment.6) MS-GV 5" guns bombard Is., men handle ammunition.7) LS Huge explosion on shore.8) GV 14" guns bombard Is., searchlight & 20MM gun platform FG."  National Archives Identifier: 77179 As always,...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1942 Walt Disney produced this short film for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It stresses the importance of high American agricultural output. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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The 84th Infantry Division In The Battle Of Germany, November 1944-May 1945 CONTENTS page Foreword by Major General Bolling vii Note ix The Infantry Division x The Units xv Introduction 1 Part One: THE SIEGFRIED LINE I. The Big Picture 9 II. Prummem 22 III. Geilenkirchen 37 IV. Lindem 49 V. Goodbye to the Siegfried Line 65 Part Two: THE ARDENNES VI. At All Costs 83 VII. The Battle of the Bulge 104 Part Three: TO THE RHINE VIII. The Battle behind the Battle 131 IX. Across the Roer 143 X. The...
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by United States. War Department
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TM 30-506 German Military Dictionary: German-English, English-German. 1944-05-20 "This dictionary has been intentionally limited in scope to military subject matter and directly related fields. It has been compiled primarily for use by American military personnel with at least a fair knowledge of German." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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by Walt Disney Studios
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In 1941 Walt Disney produced this short film, which promotes Canadian War Bonds, for the Canadian government. As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself. Thanks. :)
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by Walt Disney Studios
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Air Force B&W print. National Archives description: "A United Artists/Walt Disney production covering history of aviation from the Wright Brothers first flight to the role of air power in early World War II. Includes speculation on how air power should be used to best advantage against Germany and Japan as formulated by aviator/aircraft designer, Maj Alexander P. de Seversky. (Note: Entire film is animation except for clips of Brig Gen Billy Mitchell and Maj de Seversky speaking.) Reel...
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by Robbins, Robert A.
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CONTENTS FOREWORD xiii PART ONE: THE OLD 91st AND THE NEW CHAPTER 1: WORLD WAR I 1 CHAPTER 2: REACTIVATION AND TRAINING 6 CHAPTER 3: MOVEMENT TO COMBAT 10 PART TWO: COMBAT CHAPTER 4: 361st REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 26 CHAPTER 5: 363d REGIMENTAL COMBAT TEAM 45 CHAPTER 6: THE ARNO RIVER CAMPAIGN 51 CHAPTER 7: TASK FORCE WILLIAMSON 77 CHAPTER 8: THE GOTHIC LINE CAMPAIGN 83 CHAPTER 9: THE ATTACK: MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 92 CHAPTER 10: THE ATTACK: MONTH OF OCTOBER 145 CHAPTER 11: THE WINTER LINE 195 CHAPTER...
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TM 9-1575 Ordnance Maintenance: Wrist Watches, Pocket Watches, Stop Watches, and Clocks 1945-04-06 "This manual is published for the information and guidance of ordnance maintenance personnel. It contains detailed instructions for inspection, disassembly, assembly, maintenance, and repair of pocket watches, wrist watches, stop watches, and message center clocks, and is supplementary to those in the Field Manuals and Technical Manuals prepared for the using arms. This manual does not...
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by United States. War Department. General Staff; United States. Military Intelligence Service
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TABLE OF CONTENTS SECTION I— EXPLANATION OF GERMAN MILITARY SYMBOLS 1 SECTION II— MILITARY SYMBOLS I. Headquarters of Higher Echelons 9 II. Infantry: A. Headquarters 12 B. Units 13 C. Weapons 16 D. Groups: 1. Example of a Diagrammatic Table of Organization 18 2. Examples of Map Symbols 18 III. Artillery: A. Headquarters : 19 B. Units 20 C. Weapons: 1. Guns and Cannons 23 2. Howitzers 25 3. Weapons of Foreign Origin 27 D. Examples of Map Symbols 27 E. Miscellaneous 27 IV. Cavalry and...
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by Wood, Sterling A., 1895-
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Contents Foreword by Regimental Commander - 11 Chapter 1: PREPARATION 15 GENERAL ORDERS No. 1— THE ORIGINAL 313th STAFF— EVENTS PRIOR TO ACTIVATION— EARLY DIFFICULTIES— FORMATION OF OFFICERS' CLUB Chapter 2: CAMP PICKETT 20 ACTIVATION DAY— ARRIVAL OF FIRST RECRUITS— LIFE AT CAMP PICKETT —THE TRAINING PROGRAM— DEDICATION OF CAMP PICKETT— MOVEMENT ORDERS Chapter 3: CAMP BLANDING 27 THE TRIP TO BLANDING— STORY OF THE QUARTERING PARTY— EARLY DAYS AT BLANDING — TRAINING AT...
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by Lind, Ragnar G; United States. Army Air Forces. Fighter Group, 79th
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"This is the combat history of the 79th Fighter Group during World War Two. The document details the following contents: group commanders; group combat narrative; campaigns; battle citations and commendations; claims- illustrated statistical summary; typical mission routine; t-bolt formations; pilot's-eye views; Falcons at ease; group headquarters personnel; the "Flying-Skullmen- 85th Squadron section (narrative history from activation, personnel pictures, and "Skullivers"...
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Under The Southern Cross; The Saga Of The Americal Division Contents Foreword ix Acknowledgements xi One: In the Beginning 1 Two: The Birth or the America1 28 Three: Baptism in the Solomons 41 Four: West to Cape Esperance 72 Five Isa Lei 100 Six: At Empress Augusta Bay 120 Seven: Hold at all Costs 146 Eight: The Expanding Outpost Line 168 Nine: The Trail to Numa-Numa 192 Ten: In the Shadows of Mount Bagana 210 Eleven: Meanwhile, On Leyte 219 Twelve: The Straits 246 Thirteen: A Liberation is...
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by Maurer, Maurer
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Air Force Combat Units of World War II by Maurer Maurer ISBN: 0912799021 ISBN-13: 9780-912799025 "This book is concerned primarily with the combat (or tactical) groups that were active during the Second World War. Although such groups had numerous designations, nearly all fell within four major categories: bombardment, fighter, reconnaissance, and troop carrier. The book covers both the combat groups that served overseas and those that remained in the United States. It also covers combat...
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by Hoke, Henry Reed, 1894-
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It's A Secret Contents Introduction 1 1. The Cast of Characters 11 2. Too Big (or too hot) to Handle 34 3. The Washington Run-Around 74 4. What Happened to Father 120 5. Manna From Heaven 146 6. She Stoops Low to Conquer 170 7. Big Frogs in Small Puddles 184 8. Horse and Buggy Crystal Gazers 207 9. Knocks on the Gates of the Mighty 227 10. Who Investigates the Investigators? 246 11. The Final Roundup 268 Index 306 Illustrations Francis Biddle 21 William Power Maloney 21 Hamilton Fish 21 O. John...
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by United States. Department of Agriculture
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"This handbook offers some suggestions to those who are leading the great drive for Victory Gardens, and points out certain things to watch out for -- common errors which waste seed, fertilizer, land arid labor, and therefore must be most carefully avoided in wartime." Digitized by Central University Libraries, Southern Methodist University http://digitalcollections.smu.edu/all/
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by United States. Army. Division, 78th
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Lightning, The History Of The 78th Infantry Division CONTENTS FOREWORD vii ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix CHAPTER 1: PREPARATION FOR COMBAT 1 The Lightning Division in World War I — Reactivation At Camp Butner — Training Replacements — Carolina and Tennessee Maneuvers — Camp Pickett — Overseas — Bournemouth — France — Belgium — Up to The line! CHAPTER 2: ATTACK 23 The Jumpoff — Through The Minefields — Rollesbroich — Simmerath — Witzerath — Bickerath — Patrols In The Hurtgen...
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United Newsreel (U.S. Office of War Information) news from November, 1943: The Capture of Tarawa from Japan [November 20 – 23, 1943] United Nations Leaders Meet in the Middle East [November 22–26, 1943] National Archives description: "Part 1, the invasion fleet moves toward Tarawa. Marines land and fight after a naval bombardment. Shows the effect of the attack on Japanese emplacements. Part 2, President Roosevelt meets with Churchill and Chiang Kai-shek in Cairo, and with Churchill...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 23-7 U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30, M1 1942-05-20 "The U. S. carbine, caliber .30, Ml, is a self-loading shoulder weapon (see fig. 1). It is gas operated, magazine fed, and air cooled. It weighs approximately 5 pounds. The weapon is fed from a box type magazine having a capacity of 15 rounds." Digitized by the Combined Arms Research Library Digital Library, US Army Combined Arms Center. http://cgsc.cdmhost.com/cdm/
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by United States. War Department
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TM 9-879 Motorcycle, Solo (Harley Davidson Model WLA) 1943-10-18 "In addition to a description of the Harley-Davidson motorcycle, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the materiel. The manual is divided into two parts, Part One, section I through section VI, gives vehicle operating instructions. Part Two, section VII through section XXV, gives vehicle maintenance instructions to using arm personnel charged with the responsibility of...
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by United States. Bureau of Naval Personnel
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Physical Fitness Manual For The U. S. Navy TABLE OF CONTENTS Page Foreword ii Chapter I. — The Nature of Naval Physical Fitness 1 Objectives of Physical Fitness 1 Activities Included in Physical Fitness Program 2 Contributions of Exercise to Physical Fitness 2 Attaining and Maintaining Physical Fitness 2 Chapter II. — Planning and Conducting the Physical Fitness Program 4 Planning the Program 4 Sample Daily Programs 5 Conducting the Program 5 The Instructor 7 Competition Schedules 7 Chapter...
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by United States. Army. Ninth Army. [from old catalog]
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Conquer: the Story of Ninth Army, 1944-1945 Digitized by Google. CONTENTS CHAPTER PAGE FOREWORD by Army Commander 9 INTRODUCTION 11 1. THE BEGINNINGS 15 2. BREST AND THE BRITTANY PENINSULA 21 3. THE NOVEMBER OFFENSIVE 55 4. PREPARATION FOR "GRENADE" 114 5. FROM THE ROER TO THE RHINE 161 6. CROSSING THE RHINE 199 7. THE RUHR AND THE ELBE 269 8. OCCUPATION AND MILITARY GOVERNMENT 331 9. THE END OF THE STORY 362 APPENDICES I. CHRONOLOGY 366 II. CORPS AND DIVISIONS UNDER NINTH ARMY 368...
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by Walt Disney Studios
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WWII 1943 Walt Disney full-length animated documentary, which was produced for the US government. It promoted long-range strategic aerial bombing in World War II (and allegedly influenced FDR in its use). See this article in Life Magazine: http://books.google.com/books?id=MVAEAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50#v=onepage&q&f=true Was unreleased from 1943 to 2004. A black and white USAF print is online at archive.org here . As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads...
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by United States. Bureau of supplies and accounts (Navy Department)
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SOS is on page 117. Table of Contents Foreword iv Nutritional Value of Foods 1 The Menu 3 Food Preparation for the Mess 12 Recipes 14 General Information and Tables 297 Baking 314 General Information 314 Formulas 322 Index 409 Foreword Navy Department Bureau of Supplies and Accounts Washington, D. C., 1 May 1944 The Cook Book of the United States Navy contains a summary of the principles of cookery, menu planning, and a comprehensive collection of recipes based on the newer knowledge of...
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by United States. War Dept
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See also the 1943 version:  https://archive.org/details/TM-E30-451 TM-E 30-451 Handbook on German Military Forces 1945-03-15 CONTENTS CHAPTER I. THE GERMAN MILITARY SYSTEM Section I. Introduction — 1 I. The German Soldier — 2 III. The High Command — 15 IV. Organization of the Army for War V. Functions of the Corps Area — 4S VI. Conscription, Replacement, and Training — 54 CHAPTER II. ORGANIZATION OF THE FIELD FORCES Section I. Over-all Field Organization — 1 II. High Command in the...
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by United States. War Dept
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FM 21-100 Soldier's Handbook 1940-12-11 "You are now a member of the Army of the United States. That Army is made up of free citizens chosen from among a free people. The American people of their own will, and through the men they have elected to represent them in Congress, have determined that the free institutions of this country will continue to exist. They have declared that, if necessary, we will defend our right to live in our own American way and continue to enjoy the benefits and...
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by United States. War Department
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FM 21-150 Unarmed Defense for The American Soldier 1942-06-30 "The object of this training is to develop the soldier in the art of unarmed self-defense, and to improve his skill in the use of his basic weapons, through speeded reflexes. Confidence in his own ability unarmed, like confidence in his weapons, makes a man a better soldier." Digitized by AHEC (U.S. Army Heritage Collections) http://www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec/
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1474  National Archives description "1) MLS Several DD's and cargo ships at anchor off shore; LCM's heading toward beach.2) MS Line of LCM's heading toward beach.3) MS Several LVT's floating in water; patrol craft in BG. SV4) MLS LVT's hitting beach.5) LS Explosion in water.6) MS LCM underway; DD in BG.7) MCU Marines in LCVP wearing battle dress; LCM's and LCVP's underway in BG; smoke rising from land and explosions in FBG.8) LA LS TBF flying...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Kwajalein Atoll, Battle Of, Marshall...